Local events; September 3 through September 10

Tuesday: Dynamics of flight

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is hosting a special exhibit that explores the advances of aircraft design and technology beginning with the Wright brothers and following all the way through to the space shuttle. Strap into the computer simulator and experience flight for yourself!
601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137
Open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$8 at the door

Wednesday: Poetry n’Beer

Even if you are not a fan of slam poetry, the beer will make the words seem that much better. On the first Wednesday of every month, Blackbird Buvette hosts an open mic slam poetry night organized by Albuquerque’s own live poetry organization: ABQSlams.
509 Central Ave SW, 243-0878
Starts at 7 p.m.
FREE!

Thursday: Titanic — the artifact exhibition

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is taking visitors on a journey to the depths of the North Atlantic through 100 years of the history of The Titanic. The exhibit features hundreds of authentic artifacts recovered from the luxury liner and detailed recreations of the ship’s interior.
1801 Mountain Road NW, 841-2802
Open daily until Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$11 – $18

Friday: Murder on the Rail Runner!

Nob hill’s Aux Dog theater presents Agatha Christie’s classic “Murder on the Orient Express” with a New Mexico twist. Kenneth Ansloan’s all original script is full of laughs, and the stage is full of Burque’s favorite drag troupe — the dolls. Opens Friday Sept. 6 and runs through Sept. 22
3011 Monte Vista Blvd NE, 254-7716
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
$15

Saturday: TEDxABQ

Albuquerque’s independently organized TED talks event will include 18 of New Mexico’s biggest ideas and brightest minds. Local doctors, authors, artists, engineers and more will seek to inspire education and motivation while discussing some of the most pertinent issues of our day.
Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell Dr. NE, 925-5858
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$25 – $65

Sunday: “We art the people!” folk art festival

Music, handmade local art and a puppet parade, what more could you want from a new age folk art festival? Local musicians David Neil Kinkead, Elena Higgins and the dance party band Goddess of Arno will provide the music while event goers can participate in a giant coloring book project, peruse the for sale kiosks and watch the giant puppet parade.
Robinson Park, Eighth Street and Central Avenue
Starts at 10 a.m.
FREE!

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